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5 reasons to convince your boss to send you to TEDWomen this year

5 reasons to convince your boss to send you to TEDWomen this year

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Every year at TEDWomen, we gather to talk about issues that matter, to learn and bond and get energized. This year, we will be reconvening on November 1–3 in New Orleans — and we would love for you, and your amazing perspective and ideas, to join us and become part of this diverse, welcoming group that’s growing []

10 books from TEDWomen for your summer reading list — and beyond

10 books from TEDWomen for your summer reading list — and beyond

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There’s no doubt that the speakers we invite to TEDWomen each year have amazing stories to tell. And many of them are published authors (or about to be!) whose work is worth exploring beyond their brief moments in the TED spotlight. So, if you’re looking for some inspiring, instructive and provocative books to add to your []

It’s time to lead: The talks of Session 6 of TEDWomen 2016

It’s time to lead: The talks of Session 6 of TEDWomen 2016

When Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee of a major political party in the United States this summer, she reflected that this achievement “belongs to generations of women and men who struggled, sacrificed and made this moment possible.” Women have been leaders throughout history, making positive changes in their communities. But in so many places around []

Conservation through poetry: Ian McCallum speaks at TEDWomen 2016

Conservation through poetry: Ian McCallum speaks at TEDWomen 2016

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In December 1968, the crew of the Apollo 8 space mission captured a historic photo: “Earthrise,” an image of our home planet as seen from lunar orbit. Astronaut Jim Lovell was on that mission, and here’s what he said: “Everything that you’ve ever known, your loved ones, your business, the problems of the Earth itself … is all behind your thumb.” It []

It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016

It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016

“TED is about challenging convention and deepening our understanding of the world around us by considering, even for just a few moments, a radically different way to look at things,” says Dalia Mogahed, host of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In the conference’s penultimate []

It’s time for a new story: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016

It’s time for a new story: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016

In all of its formats, in all the ways we listen and watch, the media is extremely powerful in how it represents — or underrepresents or misrepresents — women. Unless we’re prepared to change the way women are portrayed in the stories we tell, we’re not prepared for real change. In Session 4 of TEDWomen []

The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016

The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016

When it comes to equality across race, class and gender: “None of us has time to sleep — we need to be woke as hell,” says Mia Birdsong, host of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016. In an emotional, pointed session, seven speakers and one performer explored the painful realities of the present and offered hopeful []

It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

We depend on each other, and we can accomplish very little if we can’t work together. What better way is there to spend our time than with each other? Hosted by journalists (and married couple) Courtney E. Martin and John Cary, Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016 featured five pairs of speakers and one performer exploring []